Stop Making Sense Digital Release | Return To Theaters

Jonathan Demme's outstanding Stop Making Sense 1984 concert film featuring Talking Heads is near the top of our list of the best concert films ever made. The movie will finally get its first digital release just in time for its 30th anniversary. In addition, Stop Making Sense will be shown at theaters around the country over the next few months.

Palm Pictures will release Stop Making Sense in digital format on July 15. “Stop Making Sense is as relevant today as it was 30 years ago. It amazes me how timeless the film and the music are. I think this is a great testament to the music of the Talking Heads and the groundbreaking cinematography of Jonathan Demme in creating this film,” said Palm Pictures and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell in a statement. The movie was filmed over three days at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood in 1983 while Talking Heads were on tour following the release of their album Speaking in Tongues.

Watch a montage from the film:

Here's the current list of dates and venues for the limited theatrical release:

May 17 - Ithaca, NY - Cornell Cinema
May 22 - Pleasantville, NY - Jacob Burns
May 23-June 5 - Ogden, UT - Art House Cinema 502
June 4 - Brooklyn, NY - BAM
June 7 - Portland, OR - Reed College
June 13-14 - Kansas City, MO- Tivoli Theatre
June 13-19 - Missoula, MT - Roxy
June 16 - Rochester, NY - Little Theater
June 18-20 - Los Angeles, CA - New Beverly
June 18, 22 - Columbus, OH - Gateway Film Center
June 19-22 - Oak Cliff, TX - Texas Theatre June 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Phoenix Center for the Arts
July - Vancouver, Canada - Vancity
July 3 - Littleton, CO - Alamo
July 4-5 - Troy, OH - Mayflower
July 10 - Yonkers, NY - Alamo
July 14 - Austin, TX - Alamo Ritz
July 15, 17 - Kalamazoo, MI - Alamo
August 1-3 - Seattle, WA - SIFF Cinema
August 6 - Lexington, KY - Kentucky Theatre
August 14 - Houston, TX - Miller Outdoor Theatre
August 14, 16 - Chicago, IL - Music Box
August 22-24 - Kansas City, MO - Armour
September 6 - New Orleans, LA - Shotgun Cinema
September 6, 8 - Silver Springs, MD - AFI Silver
September 19 - Kansas City, MO - Kansas City Public Library
TBD - Kingston, Canada - Screening Room Cinema
TBD - Los Angeles, CA - Oscar Theatre
TBD - Huntington, NY - Cinema Arts Center
TBD - Portland, OR - Academy Theater
TBD - Portland, OR - Northwest Film Center
TBD - Memphis, TN - Indie Memphis
TBD - Nashville, TN - Belcourt Theater

[Published on: 5/21/14]

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